Webroot and gateprotect Partner to Deliver a Holistic Approach to Complete Security

Agreement Enables Innovative German Security Specialist to Deliver Real-Time Threat and Data Protection from Every Endpoint to any Network Boundary

Broomfield, CO, USA and Hamburg, GERMANY - August 13, 2013

Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with gateprotect, the German network security specialist, to offer real-time endpoint protection with gateprotect’s Next Generation Firewall appliances. The combination of Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business – Endpoint Protection with gateprotect’s next generation network security strengthens protection from every endpoint to any network boundary while simplifying management.

Today, organizations face new challenges in protecting users and IT infrastructure from complex and targeted security threats like advanced persistent threats and phishing attacks. As workforces have become distributed, IT organizations are challenged with maintaining real-time protection regardless of whether employees are within the corporate firewall, and maintaining this security increases the strain on IT organizations already stretched for resources.

"The partnership with Webroot is a significant milestone in gateprotect’s ten-year company history,” said Dr. Peter Smeets, CEO at gateprotect. “Our innovative IT security solutions made in Germany have been honored with several international awards, and will be enhanced by the addition of endpoint security thanks to the cooperation with Webroot. We view the cooperation as a long-term strategic enrichment and as a basis for the envisioned implementation of the joint product initiatives. Furthermore, it is intellectually inspiring to be in a constant exchange with a highly innovative and well respected US-based Security-as-a-Service company."

Through this partnership, gateprotect’s combined solution will address the need for persistent protection inside and outside the network perimeter, and will simplify administration of the joint solutions. gateprotect and Webroot collaborate to deliver an end-to-end, holistic approach to complete security, including next generation UTM firewall, multi-layer anti-malware, data theft prevention, application control and web filtering with integrated management encompassing both the network and endpoint layers.

“The security landscape has changed dramatically. As a result, businesses are demanding a more comprehensive approach to security and management, with more attention being placed on maintaining protection as the network perimeter expands,” said Dick Williams, CEO at Webroot. “This partnership will leverage each company’s key technologies to deliver an end-to-end solution to help businesses solve these complex security challenges. The combined solution enables their users to work more flexibly and extend protection beyond their network perimeter. Further, this agreement brings together the industry’s best innovation teams to anticipate and protect against the latest threats.”

To learn how your organization can partner with Webroot, contact StrategicAlliances@Webroot.com or visit http://www.webroot.com/partners/technology-partners/real-time-antiphishing.

About gateprotect

gateprotect AG Germany has been a leading, globally acting provider of IT security solutions in the area of network security for more than ten years. These solutions comprise next generation firewalls with all commonly used UTM functionalities, managed security as well as VPN client systems. To minimize the risk of operator errors in highly complex security functions, gateprotect has developed the eGUI® interface concept. The patented eGUI® technology (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) and the Command Center, based thereon for the configuration and administration of firewall systems for managed security service providers (MSSPs), increase the factual security in companies and allow for efficient ongoing maintenance of the systems. Reputable companies and institutions in more than 80 countries worldwide trust gateprotect as their partner for IT network security.

Since 2010, gateprotect has been listed in the renowned “Gartner Magic Quadrant” for UTM firewall appliances. gateprotect solutions comply with highest international standards; With the firewall packet filtering core of the new development having been certified according to “Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+)” by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in March 2013. For the easy operability and comprehensive security of the UTM firewall solutions, gateprotect was the first German company to be honored with the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award.

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